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AcidTest : 4/19/2017 7:53 pm
ROUND ONE – TYUS BOWSER, LB, HOUSTON. Edge rusher with excellent coverage ability. 8.5 sacks and 12 TFL in just 12 games last season. Phenomenal combine. Missed five games last season because of a fight with a teammate in which he did not throw a punch.

ROUND TWO – DEMARCUS WALKER, DE/DT, FLORIDA STATE. 25.5 sacks and 35 TFL the last two seasons. 2016: 68 tackles, 16 sacks, 21.5 TFL, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 passes batted. Eight passes total batted during his career. Big games against Mississippi and Michigan last season. “Stack and shed” DE who won’t be able to “bend the edge” or “run the arc” in the NFL. Also somewhat heavy footed, with limited lateral range. But he has excellent pass rush moves, and should be an effective 3T DT on passing downs. Reese has been searching for a 3T DT for years. Had foot surgery to remove a bone spur, but seems fully healed. Team captain.

ROUND THREE – ISAAC ASIATA, G, UTAH. Tremendous run blocking guard, who should compete immediately for RG. 35 reps, most of any OL at the combine. Three time All Pac-12 selection. Pugh, Richburg, and Fluker are all FAs next year. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to resign all three, and given what guards got this year in FA, Pugh may be the most likely to leave. Asiata can replace Pugh.

ROUND FOUR – JEREMY CUTRER, CB, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE. Never saw him play, but is considered to be one of the best “sleeper” CBs in the draft. 6 INTs and 22 PBUs in the last two seasons. Reese was at his pro day. 6’2”, but only 170-180. Was made homeless by hurricane Katrina. Failed to qualify academically twice at LSU, but has good play recognition, and football IQ.

ROUND FIVE – ANDREAS KNAPPE, OT, CONNECTICUT. 6’8”, 325. Massive LT prospect. Sy thinks highly of him. That’s good enough for me.

ROUND SIX – SETH RUSSELL, QB, BAYLOR. Broken vertebrae in 2015, and a gruesome dislocated ankle in 2016. Also comes from a spread offense. But he throws a beautiful ball with touch, and is very mobile. The Giants met with him, probably to check on his health. I think his ankle is either fully, or at least 85-90% healed.

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ROUND SEVEN – PAUL MAGLOIRE, JR, LB, ARIZONA. Hybrid LB/S. Team leading 81 tackles in 2016. Also had 5.5 TFL. Excellent run defender. The Giants met with him, and need more depth at LB, since only B.J. Goodson, Ishaq Williams, and Curtis Grant are under contract after 2017.
Love rounds 1,2,3  
Rjanyg : 4/19/2017 8:09 pm : link
And 7. Would rather have TE like Jake Butt in round 4. The U Conn OT is interesting.
Love 4 and 5  
Earl the goat : 4/19/2017 8:13 pm : link
Not 6

Bowser is an animal
That'd be  
ryanmkeane : 4/19/2017 8:15 pm : link
a fantastic draft. Sign me up.
Find a complementary RB to Perk in the 6th and you got a deal  
Torrag : 4/19/2017 9:03 pm : link
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It looks good, but I am one of the few people that think DeMarcus  
barens : 4/19/2017 9:18 pm : link
Walker is going to end up being a 1st round pick, or at least he'll be taken within the first couple picks of round 2. Players like him rarely fall.
Best Mock I've seen this  
section125 : 4/19/2017 9:53 pm : link
year.
Nice job Acid Test...
I'd take it and it's realistic.  
Tuckrule : 4/19/2017 9:56 pm : link
Value and need in one with a nice little summary. Nicely done
Would like that very much.  
732NYG : 4/19/2017 10:04 pm : link
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I agree with Rjanyg!!  
Pete from Woodstock : 4/20/2017 6:55 am : link
Butt in 4!
Love Asiata  
BillT : 4/20/2017 8:50 am : link
But come on AT. LB in the 1st! That's not happening. With the needs they have a low priority position isn't going #1. As far as your 2nd round pick, if the Giants want a DE/DT type they'll take Malik McDowell in the 1st or maybe a Wormley. If not him in the 1st they're more likely to take a true DT in the 2nd like Adams or Brantley or Tomlinson. They have a real need to shore up DT with Hankins gone. They won't spend a 2 for a DT that is limited to being a "3T DT on passing downs." Asiata though is one of my favorites, too. Size, skill and experience. Very good pick there.
Stepping Out of the Box  
Suburbanites : 4/20/2017 9:37 am : link
I like your mock and appreciate that you went unconventional on your first round pick. Well done.
Love this mock...  
GuzzaBlue : 4/20/2017 10:01 am : link
Love the fact were getting 2 OL and 2ish DL. I think the QB is the only thing I would change for a RB or WR.
ehhh  
BlackburnBalledOut : 4/20/2017 10:15 am : link
i appreciate the time you put in here

bowser is a reach in rd 1. i like him but like i said yesterday i think he fits a 3-4 better then a 4-3

i like getting 2 Offensive lineman, interior and exterior.

dont think walker will still be on the board when the giants select in rd2



RE: Love Asiata  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/20/2017 10:22 am : link
In comment 13435126 BillT said:
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But come on AT. LB in the 1st! That's not happening. With the needs they have a low priority position isn't going #1.


I think they would take Bowser. You aren't taking into account that Bowser is a playmaker off the edge.
RE: ehhh  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/20/2017 10:26 am : link
In comment 13435230 BlackburnBalledOut said:
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i appreciate the time you put in here

bowser is a reach in rd 1. i like him but like i said yesterday i think he fits a 3-4 better then a 4-3

i like getting 2 Offensive lineman, interior and exterior.

dont think walker will still be on the board when the giants select in rd2




Bowser is believed to be flying up draft boards. He may not make it to 23.

I believe he is a difference maker. The OL that should be available at 23, (with the exception of Lamp) are not difference makers imo.
By all accounts a pretty good mock draft  
MasherJints : 4/20/2017 4:28 pm : link
I would venture to state that with the first pick I want the unique impactful athlete possible. In this draft I think at 23 that player would be Obi Melifonwu. He offers a dynamic presence which can become a match up nightmare for the O. His elite length 6'4"+, speed 4.4 40 at 224 lbs can easily at weight without affecting measurables. The greats weakness of the D in the last 10 years has been the TE and the seam coverage. When you add his 44" vertical and 11.6" broad jump his ability to contest against even the tallest of TE becomes clearly apparent. In a joining a S tandem of Collins and D. Thompson with CB's Jenkins, DRC and Apple the Secondary becomes beastly in coverage and run support.

In the 4th I would think about Brian Allen CB Utah. He needs a little coaching to harness his elite athletic ability. Given the quality of CB's on the roster he has the ability to become outstanding press corner comparable to Sherman.

In the 7th I would look at Jimmie Gilbert LB Colorado or Darius English LB South Carolina either can add weight and strength becoming impactful with coaching.
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